We are a very diverse country with people from many countries, people of many obviously different looks, and people of many personalities. As a former school teacher, I noticed that children have a hard time accepting children who look different than themselves.
I wrote this book in an attempt to make it obvious that these three characters are definitely very different but that they are just children like themselves.
I live in Lancaster, California but have lived in many different parts of the world as a member of the military. I lived in Japan, Hawaii, North Carolina, Georgia, Vietnam and found people to be quite different in looks, customs, and behaviors, but they were just people like all other people. Differen, but the same.